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The Insects Around Us: From UC Davis Picnic Day to Your Computer

Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic, you're not alone. We missed it, too. So did the ants and other insects. The Department of...

Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

James R. Carey, distinguished professor of entomology, spearheaded
James R. Carey, distinguished professor of entomology, spearheaded "How to Make an Insect Collection" project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

James R. Carey, distinguished professor of entomology, spearheaded "How to Make an Insect Collection" project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, shows visitors some petting zoo critters (pre-coronavirus pandemium days). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, shows visitors some petting zoo critters (pre-coronavirus pandemium days). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, shows visitors some petting zoo critters (pre-coronavirus pandemium days). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera section, spreads the wings of a tiny moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus.
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera section, spreads the wings of a tiny moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus.

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera section, spreads the wings of a tiny moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus.

Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. The tsetse fly research of medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is an annual part of the UC Davis Picnic Day.  (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)
Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. The tsetse fly research of medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is an annual part of the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. The tsetse fly research of medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is an annual part of the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 3:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Plant Communication Research: 'Taking Root'

UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

It's not outlandish now, if it ever were. A recent article in Science headlined "Once Considered Outlandish, the Idea that Plants Help their...

UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.
UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:05 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Christian Nansen Lab: Groundbreaking Research on Plant-to-Plant Communication

An illustration of plant-plant communication by the Christian Nansen lab, in the Plant Methods journal

Professor Rick Karban of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, author of the landmark book, Plant Sensing and Communication...

An illustration of plant-plant communication by the Christian Nansen lab, in the Plant Methods journal
An illustration of plant-plant communication by the Christian Nansen lab, in the Plant Methods journal

An illustration of plant-plant communication by the Christian Nansen lab, in the Plant Methods journal

Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 6:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Pest Management

Rick Karban, UC Davis Expert on Plant Communication, Named ESA Fellow

Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

Congrats, Rick Karban! We just received word that noted ecologist Richard “Rick” Karban, professor in the UC Davis Department of...

Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.
Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

UC Davis Researchers: Woolly Bear Caterpillars Pick Winner of U.S. Presidential Campaign

UC Davis researchers Rick Karban (left) and his graduate student Eric LoPresti with their chart linking  woolly bear caterpillars  to U.S. Presidential elections. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Score another win for those woolly bear caterpillars. For the past three decades, woolly bear caterpillars have accurately predicted a Republican or...

UC Davis researchers Rick Karban (left) and his graduate student Eric LoPresti with their chart linking  woolly bear caterpillars  to U.S. Presidential elections. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis researchers Rick Karban (left) and his graduate student Eric LoPresti with their chart linking woolly bear caterpillars to U.S. Presidential elections. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis researchers Rick Karban (left) and his graduate student Eric LoPresti with their chart linking woolly bear caterpillars to U.S. Presidential elections. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of U.S. Presidential election predictions (red designates Republicans and blue, Democrats).
Close-up of U.S. Presidential election predictions (red designates Republicans and blue, Democrats).

Close-up of U.S. Presidential election predictions (red designates Republicans and blue, Democrats).

A woolly bear caterpillar on Bodega Head in 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A woolly bear caterpillar on Bodega Head in 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A woolly bear caterpillar on Bodega Head in 2011. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Woolly bear caterpillars eating lupine in 2008 on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Woolly bear caterpillars eating lupine in 2008 on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Woolly bear caterpillars eating lupine in 2008 on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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